THURSDAY NITE FOOTBALL

Thursday Nite Football demands hugs, kisses, love, family, friends, and chocolate-covered fruit. Tonight I will watch the Denver Broncos vs. the Cleveland Browns. My gut and my head is choosing Denver. Get out a large beautiful decorative platter and fill it with   Associated Nuts   Strawberries   Sugar Cookies   Sliced yellow and red pears, lightly…

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO

Basketball is back.  I am celebrating with a glass of white wine and a plate of Fettuccine Alfredo. Who are your picks to win tonight? FETTUCCINE ALFREDO 1 pound fettuccine noodles, 6 tablespoons butter, 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning,1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/4 teaspoon…

IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN HOOKING UP WITH THAT PERFECT MAN?

This is a food blog, so a perfect Man is a perfect Manicotti dish. 16 manicotti pasta shells, 8 eggs, 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour, 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1/2  pound bulk Italian turkey sausage, 1/2 pound ground chicken, 1 pound cottage cheese, 1 pound grated Parmesan cheese, 1 pound shredded mozzarella…

RED BEANS AND RICE

My Grandmother cooked red beans and rice every Monday.  Before going to bed Sunday night, she would put the beans on to soak. Monday was wash day; she would put on a pot of beans and start washing clothes.  Cooking beans require very little attention, her attention and energy are focused on cleaning the house…

TURKEY TAILS

Get ready, get ready, get ready for the best piece of tail you have ever had.  Nephew ZaZa introduced me to deep-fried turkey tails.  I am hooked!  The turkey’s tail is full of fat and flavor. The secret to perfectly fried tails is seasoning and crispy skin. 8 fresh turkey tails, 1 white onion, cut in half,…

PEANUT BUTTER FRENCH TOAST

As you know, I want to expand my extended family by adding new cousins. In the southern tradition, when you are part of the blog, you are part of the family your first name becomes “cousin”. When you go to my blog at http://www.cookingwithjacquerose.com, please follow the prompts enter your email address to become a new…

HOW TO CUT UP A WHOLE CHICKEN

Today I am going to teach you how to cut up a whole chicken. Get out your cutting board, a sharp knife, and the chicken.  Remove the innards ( heart, neck, gizzard) and any extra fat from the chicken.  Cut the skin and flesh between the legs and body of the chicken. Bend the legs back…

VEGGIE SANDWICH

The secret to a delicious sandwich is the bread.  The star should be the ingredients inside but know nothing will equate to a delicious, yummy, mouth-watering, savory,  scrumptious sandwich if you do not have the best bread.  My preference is a toasted sourdough garlic loaf. Crusty sourdough loaf, green goddess salad dressing, Greek yogurt, thinly…

STREAK-O-LEAN

My grandson says you have to be country as brown eggs to know what a Streak-O-Lean is. The question is how country are you? Streak-O-Lean is another name for salt pork. I have a couple of cousins coming over for brunch.  The plan is to hug, kiss, talk loud and have a happy time. The brunch…

CREAM FRITTERS This is great Aunt Mary Lane’s recipe. She shared this recipe with me better than fifty years ago. Cream fritters look a lot like fried donut holes. 5 egg whites,1 cup evaporated milk, 2 cups cake flour, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt. Get out a bowl, add the…

ESSIE MAE

TROTTERS FOR MY MAMMA In celebration of my Mamma, I fix her favorite meal on her birthday September 26th. My Mamma is deceased, but I still celebrate her life.  Essie Mae’s favorite dinner was pig feet, black eye peas, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, banana pudding for dessert and a Coke to wash it all…

HARD SHELL CRABS

How to Clean and eat Hard-Shelled Crabs It would be best if you always bought live crab. In the words of my grandmother, ” …the crabs should be alive when you buy them, or they ain’t no good”.  That’s the rule I live by.  Today I am going to teach you how to clean a…